Everything about this expedition was so amazing, its hard to pick just one story. The staff was excellent, the food was good, the volunteers were all lovely, and the diving was superb! Although I had been out of the country many times, this was my longest stent away from home, and my first flying completely solo, so naturally nerves ran a bit high. But all of my fears were put to ease instantly upon arriving. I was on the Overland Tour, which was highly worthwhile and a beautiful view of the Madagascar countryside. When we finally arrived in Andavadoka, our base site, the view from our huts was spectacular, and our group often enjoyed watching the sunset or stargazing from the top of the dunes. The dives, as I said before, were great! Though not always perfect visibility, it was always very fun and safe. I felt like I learned a lot about the diversity of sea life, both of benthic organisms and various fish species. We were also located right next to the village, and could easily interact with the villagers through a walk down to town or at our English lessons (which I really enjoyed). Overall, the experience was a perfect mix of community interaction, learning, and conservation efforts! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!